Protiviti Offers CPE Education Series in Florida

Press Release

Participants earn Continuing Professional Education credits during one-day events in Tampa (June 14), Fort Lauderdale (June 21) and Orlando (June 28)


​WHAT: Protiviti (, a global consulting firm, will host three Continuing Professional Education (CPE) events for Florida auditing and accounting professionals. Each day-long instructional event will present sessions led by Protiviti subject-matter experts and featuring notable guest speakers.

Participants can earn eight Auditing and Accounting CPE credits on topics that include:

  • COSO 2013 – What’s new, what’s changed, and other FAQs
  • 2013 IT priorities
  • Penetration testing
  • Big data and governance
  • Social media – emerging trends and risks
  • Accounting and reporting developments
  • Infusing traditional investigative techniques into the audit
  • Regulatory and PCAOB updates and their potential impact


WHO: Guest keynote speaker at Tampa event only: John Jung, Climbing the Cliff: The Economy at a Crossroads, BB&T Securities

Protiviti speakers and sessions vary by location and include:

  • Accounting and Reporting Developments: Charlie Soranno, managing director; Chris Wright, managing director, Protiviti
  • Big Data and Governance: Matt McGivern, managing director, Protiviti
  • Penetration Testing: Mike Ortlieb, senior manager, Protiviti
  • Infusing Traditional Investigative Techniques into the Audit: Peter Grupe, director; Scott Mortiz, managing director; Pam Verick, director
  • Social Media – Emerging Trends & Risks: Jeff Hartman, director; Jeff Tecau, director
  • 2013 IT Priorities: Martin Nash, associate director; Nick Spinks, associate director; David Taylor, director
  • Regulatory & PCAOB Updates and Potential Impact: Pat Mitchell, managing director
  • COSO 2013 – What’s New, What’s Changed, & Other FAQs: Phil Fretwell, managing director


WHEN:  June 14   Tampa

June 21   Fort Lauderdale

June 28   Orlando


7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. EDT: Registration and continental breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT: Training (lunch will be provided)


WHERE: Tampa:  Renaissance International Hotel

Ft. Lauderdale: Seminole Hard Rock

Orlando:  Embassy Suites Downtown


HOW: Registration fee is $125 per person; register four participants and the fifth attendee is free. Register at

Call or email the event-specific contact below for the group discount:


Tampa: Dawn Boone, [email protected], +1 (813) 348-3378

Ft. Lauderdale: Tonya Cornish, [email protected], +1 (954) 712-3095

Orlando: Brittany Parker, [email protected], +1 (407) 849-3913

About Protiviti

Protiviti ( is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach, and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Protiviti and its independent and locally owned Member Firms provide clients with consulting and managed solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, digital, legal, governance, risk and internal audit through its network of more than 85 offices in over 25 countries.

Named to the 2022 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Protiviti has served more than 80 percent of Fortune 100 and nearly 80 percent of Fortune  500 companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

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Kathy Keller
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